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2018 Fantasy Hockey Week 2 Planner: Take Warning

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Last Monday, I would have been kicked out of the face off circle, when I declared Fantasy Hockey Week 2 started.. I was wrong…too excited to start blogging the NHL season.

Today, Monday, October 15th, is the start of Fantasy Hockey Week 2.

Auston Matthews and John Tavares are off to a hot start for the Toronto Maple Leafs, scoring a combined 16 goals in six games – six on the Power Play!


While highlighting those Carolina Hurricanes players earlier this week may have allowed some of you to get them on your roster ahead of your league mates, this breakdown is much deeper.

Below I highlight players under 50% owned in Yahoo Fantasy Hockey leagues, that can help you in specific categories.

2018 Fantasy Hockey Week 2 Planner

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Teams Playing Four Games

  • Buffalo Sabres
  • Minnesota Wild
  • Tampa Bay Lightning

Poor Buffalo, they play all four games on the road on the West Coast. Tuesday @ Golden Knights, Thursday @ Sharks, Saturday @ Kings, Sunday @ Ducks.

Zach Parise is just 20% owned on in Yahoo Fantasy Hockey leagues and has five points in four games. He plays on the Wild’s 2nd line with Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund and the 2nd  Power Play unit.

Tyler Johnson (21%) returned from an upper-body injury and according to DailyFaceoff.com will center the Lightning’s 2nd line with Brayden Point (82%) and Yanni Gourde (77%).

Teams Playing Two Games

  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • San Jose Sharks
  • St. Louis Blue
  • Vegas Golden Knights
  • Washington Capitals

The New York Islanders also have a West Coast road trip, with games on Wednesday and Thursday night against the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings. After a night off, they play the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

The Boston Bruins will tour Canada in Week 2, with games Wednesday (Flames), Thursday (Oilers) and Saturday (Canucks).

The Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings each play three road games.

NHL Weekly Schedules via LeftWingLock.com.

Most Added/Dropped Players In the Past Week

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Category Specific Players Less Than 50% Owned Yahoo

Goals

PlayerGPOwnTOI/GG
Elias Lindholm Cgy - C,W548%20:434
David Perron StL - W520%16:274
Jakob Silfverberg Anh - W643%15:143
Bo Horvat Van - C537%17:313
Maxime Lajoie Ott - D533%20:163
Conor Sheary Buf - W517%17:013
Josh Anderson Cls - W512%14:063
Warren Foegele Car - W67%15:263
Carl Soderberg Col - C55%15:383
J.T. Compher Col - C,W54%12:453
Colin Wilson Col - C,W51%11:583
Scott Laughton Phi - C51%14:313

Assists
PlayerGPOwnTOI/GA
Justin Williams Car - W622%17:276
Henri Jokiharju Chi - D547%21:085
Alexander Edler Van - D530%25:545
Hampus Lindholm Anh - D629%24:115
Chris Tierney Ott - C58%17:325

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Plus-Minus
PlayerGPOwnTOI/G+/-
Josh Manson Anh - D637%23:486
Justin Williams Car - W622%17:276
Ron Hainsey Tor - D65%20:436
Brett Pesce Car - D62%19:426
Kevan Miller Bos - D51%19:206
Mikael Backlund Cgy - C512%18:035
Samuel Girard Col - D55%19:505
Dylan DeMelo Ott - D53%17:475
Markus Granlund Van - C,W51%16:325

Power Play
PlayerGPOwnTOI/GPPGPPA
Maxime Lajoie Ott - D533%20:1622
Chris Tierney Ott - C58%17:3204
Conor Sheary Buf - W517%17:0130
David Perron StL - W520%16:2730
Bo Horvat Van - C537%17:3121
Carl Soderberg Col - C55%15:3812
Josh Bailey NYI - W431%17:0712
Sven Baertschi Van - W54%16:4212
J.T. Miller TB - C,W347%16:1612
Alexander Edler Van - D530%25:5403
Alexander Kerfoot Col - C57%13:3703
Pat Maroon StL - W520%16:2103
Gustav Nyquist Det - W58%16:4803

Hits/Blocked Shots
PlayerGPOwnTOI/GHITBLKTotal
Alexander Edler Van - D530%25:54:0052934
Robert Hagg Phi - D514%17:3219928
Jack Johnson Pit - D43%20:4218927
Brady Skjei NYR - D55%22:56161127
William Carrier VGK - W61%10:4025126
Nikita Zaitsev Tor - D64%22:35121426
Josh Manson Anh - D637%23:4819625
Noah Juulsen Mon - D41%19:4318725
Mark Borowiecki Ott - D55%18:4217825
Brooks Orpik Was - D56%15:0719524
Max Comtois Anh - W611%15:2520323
Josh Morrissey Wpg - D523%23:3361723
Cam Fowler Anh - D643%25:1602323
Brayden McNabb VGK - D619%19:4315621
Brandon Tanev Wpg - W53%14:4914721
Alec Martinez LA - D516%21:30101121
Ryan Reaves VGK - W62%10:5320020
Paul Byron Mon - W420%15:1114620
Dmitry Orlov Was - D512%21:5811920
Hampus Lindholm Anh - D629%24:1171320

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